The Death of Grass

Kobo ebook | April 2, 2009

byJohn Christopher, Robert Macfarlane

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At first the virus wiping out grass and crops is of little concern to John Custance. It has decimated Asia, causing mass starvation and riots, but Europe is safe and a counter-virus is expected any day. Except, it turns out, the governments have been lying to their people. When the deadly disease hits Britain they are left alone, and society starts to descend into barbarism. As John and his family try to make it across country to the safety of his brother's farm in a hidden valley, their humanity is tested to its very limits.

Includes an introduction by Robert Macfarlane.

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At first the virus wiping out grass and crops is of little concern to John Custance. It has decimated Asia, causing mass starvation and riots, but Europe is safe and a counter-virus is expected any day. Except, it turns out, the governments have been lying to their people. When the deadly disease hits Britain they are left alone, and s...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 2, 2009Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141192011

ISBN - 13:9780141192017

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Grass: The original zombie The central conflict of most apocalyptic fiction is not the doomsday agent itself, but rather how society and individuals adapt (often to each other) as a result. This novel feels very contemporary, especially when compared to popular media such as The Walking Dead. It is a pretty easy read, and although it can sometimes feel like it belongs in a high school classroom, there are dark undertones that can lead to an exploration of deeper themes. Briskly paced and always interesting, it is highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-11-07